Promotional Image of Bicycle Race and Fat Bottomed Girls

Bicycle Race is a song written by Freddie Mercury, in 1978

Bicycle Race
Single by Queen from Jazz
Released 13 October 1978
Recorded June-July 1978 at Mountain Studios, Montreux
Length 3:01
Genre Progressive rock
Label EMI
Writer Freddie Mercury
Producer(s) Roy Thomas Baker

released for the album Jazz.

To promote this song, Queen staged a bicycle race with 65 naked women, in Wimbledon, London. A clip from this race was used as the single cover. The video was originally banned, and the video was re-edited with colour added to censor out any offensive imagery. The song is famed for its 'bicycle bell solo', which fans would often replicate live at Queen concerts with their own such bells.

It was released as a Double-A side with the song Fat Bottomed Girls. A still photograph from the naked bicycle race was used for the single cover, a pair of bikini bottoms crudely painted on the photo of the naked rider.

Charts Edit

Chart (1978-79) Peak position
Australia (Kent Music Report) 28
Austria (Ö3 Top 40) 21
Belgium (Ultratop 50) 15
Canada (RPM) 17
France (IFOP) 7
Germany (Media Control Charts) 27
Ireland (IRMA) 10
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40) 7
Norway (VG-lista) 7
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ) 20
United Kingdom (Official Charts Company) 11
United States (Billboard Hot 100) 24


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